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From the Education Archives
22nd Feb A mother from Glossop has travelled to Uganda this month to continue her late son’s legacy and charity work. James Haggerty, a former Ashton Sixth Form pupil, had just turned 20 when he tragically died in a moped accident in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, in 2014. The year before, he’d been handpicked by the college to […]
12th Feb Another record number of students at Ashton Sixth Form College have received offers from Cambridge and Oxford Universities. The students, who have successfully secured offers, have completed one of the most competitive application processes in the world with the universities ranked the top two in the UK and worldwide. The students who have received Oxbridge […]
23rd Jan The Tameside Hack returns next month and is poised to be bigger and better than ever. HACK6 – a fun event where 11 to 18-year-olds face a series of coding challenges – will again be hosted by Tameside College at their cutting-edge Advanced Technologies Centre in Ashton. There are more spaces available than at previous […]
4th Jan Waterloo Primary pupils donned high viz jackets to take to the streets around their school to encourage safer parking in the area. Head teacher at the Ashton school, Angela Goodman, explained that they had been working alongside local PCSOs and Greater Manchester Police to launch the initiative, which has seen a team of Junior PCSOs […]
18th Dec 2018 has been a year to remember for All Saints Catholic College. In May, Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb MP visited the school after it was chosen to launch the government’s ‘Leading Together’ programme. In July, the school was finally removed from special measures after more than two years and rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Also […]
29th Oct A special needs school in Dukinfield has received a new ‘Sunshine’ coach thanks to a fundraising ball that took place in Manchester over the summer. Last Tuesday, the children’s charity Variety and Michael Josephson MBE attended a special assembly at Cromwell High School, to present the new coach to excited pupils and staff. The Variety […]
12th Oct School children in Stalybridge have made a tree-mendous tribute to the fire fighters who tackled the summer moorland blazes. Pupils at Millbrook Primary – one of the main schools affected by the fire – have planted a plum tree in honour of all the fire fighters who attended the incident. The fire raged across the […]
12th Oct A new free school that pledges to challenge the ‘status quo’ and give state pupils a ‘level playing field’ against private education has been approved in Tameside. By Local Democracy Reporter Charlotte Green This is how a huge new free school in Tameside will look. Bosses have pledged to challenge the ‘status quo’ and give […]
17th Sep Two Ashton women are doing their bit to help tackle period poverty in Tameside. Cousins Niamh Halpin and Izzy Sykes, aged 18 and 21 respectively, have launched a campaign to supply schools in Tameside with free sanitary products for students, so that young girls aren’t forced to miss school because they families can’t afford them. […]
23rd Aug Droylsden Academy Headteacher, Mr Philip Wilson, says the hard work of students and staff in this year’s GCSE exams has paid off. Despite the national picture of far more challenging GCSE exams and significant GCSE reform, there has once again been some outstanding individual student successes and some very strong subject performances. “On behalf of […]